Teenager accused of spraying EDL graffiti on mosque

A teenager accused of spraying racially-aggravated graffiti on the wall of a community centre used as a mosque is due to go on trial in August.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty to two charges of committing racially or religiously-aggravated criminal damage at Leicester Magistrates’ Court this morning.

The offences – including spraying the letters EDL and crossed lines, and damaging windows and charity clothing collection bins – are alleged to have been committed on May 13 and June 11 at Oadby Community Centre, in Sandhurst Street, Oadby. The building is used as a place of worship by the local Muslim community.

The teenager was released on bail and told to live at his home address and observe a 9pm to 7am curfew. He was also banned from entering Sandhurst Street. The trial is due to start on Wednesday, August 28.

Leicester Mercury, 3 July 2013